Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day to benefit Empty Bowls Houston ~ February 12

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 1/28/2014, 5:23 p.m.
Whole Foods Market – Houston will host a Community Giving Day on Wednesday, February 12, to benefit Houston Food Bank’s ...

WHAT: Whole Foods Market – Houston will host a Community Giving Day on Wednesday, February 12, to benefit Houston Food Bank’s Empty Bowls Houston event, which brings together local artists and craftspeople to help fight hunger in our community. Whole Foods Market will donate five-percent of the day’s sales from five Houston-area locations to the Houston Food Bank. Houstonians are encouraged to shop on this day to fight hunger in Houston!

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Empty Bowls Houston committee members and local artists will demonstrate their crafts at the participating Houston stores and sell bowls and take advance donations for the 10th annual Empty Bowls Houston, to be held Saturday, May 17.

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefit the Houston Food Bank. For a minimum $25 donation, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup and bread provided by Whole Foods Market, then select a bowl from a thousand-plus one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston- area ceramists and craft artists.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. (www.emptybowlshouston.org)

To honor the company’s corporate philosophy of "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet," all Whole Foods Market stores host Community Giving Days periodically within the year, whereby a non-profit organization receives a percentage of the day's sales. This is the third year Empty Bowls Houston has been recognized as a Community Partner in the Houston area.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 10am – 6 pm

WHERE: Whole Foods Market locations at 4004 Bellaire Blvd.; 2955 Kirby Dr.; 701 Waugh Dr.; 11145 Westheimer; and 6401 Woodway Dr.